Posts Tagged ‘wooden toy’
Isn’t a blank canvas exciting? So many possibilities! New on the shelves here at Little Sparrow are unfinished wooden blanks – just waiting for you to breath some creative energy into them. Pictured above are our range including dolls in a variety of sizes, acorns – perfect for Autumn crafts, eggs and egg cups, and the most tiny and precious bean pots. Come in and choose some to transform today!
Guaranteed to ZOOM! out of the shop are these strong and speedy wooden scooters. The Debut wooden scooter from I’m Toys is a very reasonably priced, stylish ride-on toy featuring a sturdy body and easy-to-grip handlebars. They are easily assembled in under half an hour and are suitable for riders 3 years+. I’d be lying if I told you I hadn’t taken one for a test ride around the shop – these are so much fun and excellent quality. The race is on to get one, don’t miss out!
Everearth walker, busy pond activity centre
We are happy to announce our Everearth range has been replenished and expanded! EverEarth toys are 100% eco friendly, from the materials they use, manufacturing processes, packaging and printing! The immensely popular walker is back, and alongside it is the endlessly amusing busy pond activity centre.
Amazon and multi flower bead mazes
Everearth has over 45 years experience in the design and production of wooden toys, and ensure that their toys deliver fantastic play value as well as stimulate the child’s natural development.
Duck pull along, and sorting box
Triangle music activity centre
All of Everearth’s products are put through the most stringent internal testing, as well as through third party industry approved testing labs andmeeting the required international standards as a minimum.
interchangeable car set, balance bike
These bikes are sturdy and are great for developing essential motor skills like balance and coordination that kids miss out on with tricycles and bikes with training wheels.
Eco Farm play set and Dollhouse
The final box that EverEarth ticks is affordability – top quality toys that are kind to the earth and your wallet!
Great gifts for pre-schoolers
Take a look at a few of our favourite gifts for the bigger little kids – ages around 3 and 4!
1. balance-board floor maze 2. all-in house puzzle
3. Acorn toys folk tale puzzle
4. Janod skittles 5. Pintoy picture bingo
1. Toddler Market stall/Kiosk 2. Haba vegie bag 3. Pintoy cash register
4. Tea break set 5. Deluxe baking set
1. Janod tool kit 2.Janod Rally Speed race track
3.Everearth bamboo balance bike 4. Pintoy bulldozer
1.Budkins farm people set 2.Pintoy medieval castle
3. Goki dress-up mice 4. Dobbin and Drum hobby horse 5. Blue Ribbon doll mult-level house
1. Standing easel 2. Djeco playdough set
3. Stockmar watercolor paints 4. Chair and table with paper roll
1. The Robot Book 2. Magnetic puzzle book
3. Lily the little Princess by Daniela Drescher 4. Baby Turtle’s Tale
Q-toys have delivered us a fresh batch of some of our favorite wooden toys and puzzles along with some new treasures! Above, the 3D mosaic blocks are simple colorful prism shaped blocks, allowing for all kinds of creations.
The four in one puzzle is not only pretty to look at, it’s a great toy for exploration and logical thinking as well.
The double tangram set, one color, one plain, includes an instruction leaflet which gives a starting point for making shapes and patterns – the rest is up to the child’s imagination. A classic toy!
The pound-a-ball tower, the zig-zag racers, and the rattle tower are all some of our top sellers, here in the shop.
The materials Q Toys use are conscientiously sourced from plantation and recycled timbers and all products strictly adhere to Australia, American and European safety standards. An excellent company to support, I’m sure you’ll agree.
As well as the magnificent folk tale puzzles we showed you recently from Acorn Toys, we are also stocking their beautiful nativity sets. These handcrafted figurines are made in Russia, from natural wood and hand-painted using non-toxic eco-friendly paint. There are 16 pieces in the set, and each nativity figurine is roughly 10cm tall.
Ball by PlayableArt is a mesmerizing amusement designed for you to create an endless number of symmetrical patterns and shapes. Designed by Bernd Liebert @ Beli Design in Germany, specially designed connectors enable interconnected balls to be easily turned and twisted into your own creative designs.
Ball consists of 20 interconnected wooden balls in 10 fabulous non-toxic, water-based color finishes blend in the natural Italian beechwood texture underneath. The connector is made from a phthalate-free, durable POM plastics. Its so colorful and invitingly tactile, its great fun for children and a fun gift for adults too.
The Cube is an ingenious design with no loose piece: 12 color wooden blocks connected with an elastic cord makes it easy to turn this cube into any intriguing configuration.
There is only one way to put it into a cube, but the goal is to explore and define your own structures. The cube consists of 12 elastic cord-connected FSC-certified maple wooden blocks in 12 colors.
Mechanical moving toys (Automata) are a great way to introduce engineering, mechanics, history and science with art and creativity by combining play and technology. We are so excited to be stocking a range of automata from Canadian company Pathfinders.
Pathfinders is dedicated to making kits that are fun to make, from sustainable materials (as much as we can!), and have educational value and play afterwards. We encourage parents to spend time with their children making the kits and talking about the ideas around the kit… We make all of our kits from purpose grown wood, and never use coatings of any kind – yup – all natural wood! We do use mdf too, which is also biodegradable, like wood.
Derek Wulff, originally a teacher, is Pathfinders’ primary inventor, and along with a team of advisors and students, he creates the new designs and tests them in schools with kids of all ages.
An automata‘s motion is usually created by mechanical tools like cams, cogs, gears and handles – the lower or inner part of the toy includes the mechanical elements and the upper part is moving toy guided by the mechanical elements. In store we have a galloping horse, a flying pig, an impressive dragon, and a pteranodon – all in plain wood ready for unique decoration and embellishment.
We also offer Pathfinders’ catapult, ornithopter and helicopter, which are based on the sketches of Leonardo Da Vinci – with a few adjustments here and there to make them work a little faster and more efficiently. What an\ fabulous way to involve kids in learning about one of history’s finest minds, while expanding their own!
Alphabet blocks are an absolute classic, and these beautiful wooden block sets from Uncle Goose will delight and educate generations. Each set set features letters, numbers, and animal pictures and is made from sustainable and durable Michigan basswood.
Uncle Goose assures their blocks are top quality and lovingly made:
We labor over our products with the work ethic and artistry of midwestern elves from the 1800’s. Other than Santa, very few people you know personally still hand manufacture wood toys. We seem to be pressing against an invisible boundary that lies between what is possible and what is practical.
We have several language sets in stock: Italian (28 piece set) Hebrew ( 27 piece set) and coming soon Russian (32 piece set) and Polish (32 piece set) These alphabet block sets, handmade in Michigan, are a wonderful way to teach your child about your family’s culture
We also off a 32 block set of the Hiragana alphabet, which includes a puzzle with the map of Japan. Each block features the Katakana equivalent, numbers, and animals with their English translation.
All images from Uncle Goose.